| May 9, 2009
| 5:26 AM
Prolific screen and television writer John Furia Jr., who penned popular series including "Bonanza," "The Waltons," and " Hawaii Five-O" among many others, has died, according to a statement from the Writers Guild of America West released Friday. He was...
| Jan 15, 2009
Ricardo Montalban, the suave leading man who was one of the first Mexican-born actors to make it big in Hollywood and who was best known for his role as Mr. Roarke on TV's "Fantasy Island," has died. He was 88.
Montalban died Wednesday morning at his Los...
| Jan 30, 2009
| 3:53 PM
As a starstruck 14-year-old living in Far Rockaway, Long Island, I began an obsession with Elizabeth Taylor. I cut out every picture of her (I still have the file all these years later) from every magazine and newspaper listed in the Readers Guide to...
| Apr 15, 2008
Broadway star Bernadette Peters will launch the 2008-09 season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 16 with a show of songs drawn from her long stage career.
The musicals offered during the season will include "Simply Ballroom,"...
| Jul 12, 2008
Mary Frances Reynolds is back in the old neighborhood.
You know her as Debbie Reynolds. That's the name given to her when, as a 16-year-old, she was first under studio contract. Talent scouts had spotted her in the Miss Burbank beauty contest, which she'...
| Jul 2, 2009
Harve Presnell, the commanding baritone who starred in such Broadway musicals as "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" and "Annie," died of pancreatic cancer Tuesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, according to his agent, Gregg Klein. The actor was...
| Mar 3, 2009
| 1:27 PM
SAN DIEGO -- As hard as Britney Spears worked here Tuesday during the opening night of her new U.S. tour, there was a vague feeling of futility about the whole affair.
In the battle for the young pop crowd's attention, where musical quality is rarely the...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Insane City by Dave Barry (Putnam) The Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist's first solo adult novel in more than a decade is a typically absurdist comic story about everything — and then some — that goes wrong for Seth and his friends en...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 5:18 PM
The historic Shenandoah Hotel building in downtown Martinsburg failed to sell at auction Wednesday after bids fell well below the owner Benson Fogle’s $550,000 asking price.
“It’s a blessing and a curse in a way to keep it,”...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 5:37 AM
Monday's edition of "The View" is likely to make headlines. The ABC chatfest will mark the 50th anniversary of the ABC soap "General Hospital" with Emmy-winner Anthony Geary.
That's a noteworthy milestone, but the bigger news: Barbara Walters can talk...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Mrs. Dolly Gallagher Levi, widowed too soon and left to her own devices in 1890s New York, turns meddling into a sly, lucrative art. She “arranges things, like furniture and daffodils and lives,” all the while looking out discreetly for No. 1....